Bruce held our partners spellbound for two and a half hours.
Graham Baragwanath, Managing Partner (fmr.), Deloitte Consulting Canada
Jun 7, 2016

It’s Summer! We are reintroducing our monthly survey question!! Check it out!!!

From Bruce

Hooray!! It’s Summer!!

This month, I will be traveling all over creation: Detroit, Michigan; Richmond, Virginia; our own New Haven, Connecticut (at the Yale School of Management); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC (see you at SHRM?); National Harbor, Maryland; Miami, Florida; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Meanwhile, we are delighted to announce two new additions to our RainmakerThinking team: Mark Kurber (who was with us from 1996-2003) and Kimberli Math. So a huge hearty “Welcome!” to Kim and “Welcome Back!” to Mark.

Also this month we are returning to an old RainmakerThinking tradition: Our Survey Question of the Month. We are primarily a research firm, but most of our surveys, interviews, and focus groups over the years have been conducted behind the closed doors of our clients. Today we resume our monthly public survey. Each month we will ask you to respond to a survey question – and each month we will report the results from the previous month. June’s Survey Question: “What rewards do you value most in a job? (Pick three)…” Please take a minute to respond and tune in for the results in July… along with our next question.

Have a very strong June!!


PS – Download our free Generational Shift white paper and please check out my books Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, It’s Okay to Be the Boss, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face.

CLICK BELOW to take our monthly survey


Check out the links below of interviews and articles featuring our work over the past month. As usual, most are very “how to” oriented pieces with tips and tools and techniques. I hope you find some useful takeaways!

New York Post
Want to hire more Millennials? Get creative with your benefits.
Millennials are notorious for having a non-traditional view when it comes to employee benefits.
June 6, 2016
Millennials Are Afraid of Taking Risks
Millennials are more risk-averse than older genearations – but why?
June 6, 2016

You Don’t Need to Be a Natural Leader
Many think they’re not management material because they’re not a “natural leader.”
June 2, 2016

Three Ways to Help Millennials Better Manage Themselves
If you’re tired of managing Millennials – teach them to manage themselves!
June 2, 2016

Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Hire Around the Soft Skills Gap
Some managers might think they can hire just the right people to avoid dealing with the soft skills gap.
June 2, 2016

Bruce Tulgan Examines the Changing Workplace
A few of Bruce’s insights from the GFOA 2016 conference.
May 24, 2016

Nursing Times
Review: Not Everyone Gets a Trophy
Looking for a resource on managing Millennials? Check out the review of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy.
May 23, 2016

Accounting Today
6 Tips for Retaining Millennials
Retaining Millennials is different from retaining those of past generations – get Bruce’s best tips.
May 23, 2016

Preventing or Avoiding Problems Before They Happen
In the latest video from Bruce’s Thinkers50 series – how to prevent problems BEFORE they occur.
May 20, 2016

Robert Half
How the Gen Z Mind-set Is Transforming the Nature of Employment
The Millennial mindset is affecting how everyone works – find out how.
May 19, 2016

Biz Times
The Post-Boomer Workforce
What can you expect from Workforce 2020?
May 16, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
Teach Millennials How to Be Managed – BY You
If you think Millennials are un-manageable, it could just be a matter of teaching them YOUR management style.
May 15, 2016

Leadership & Management Books
Management Challenge: When you have an employee who needs to increase productivity
It’s not unusual for a manager to need more productivity out of an employee- but how should you handle it?
May 13, 2016

Fast Company
How to Help Fix Your Employee’s Time Management Problem
If you’re a manager struggling with an employee’s time management, get my best practices & others here.
May 9, 2016

In Loco Parentis Management: Five STeps to Effectively Managing Millennial Employees
It’s true that Millennials are overparented – use it to your management advantage!
May 9, 2016

Business Owner’s Radio
How to Manage Millennials: Not Everyone Gets a Trophy! w/Author Bruce Tulgan (Audio)
I discuss managing Millennials and more from my new book, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy.
May 9, 2016

When There is Conflict Between, and Among, Individuals on Your Team
Dealing with conflict is one of a manager’s toughest jobs – my best practices here.
May 9, 2016

Training Magazine
How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent
The basics of being a teaching-style manager and building your employees’ soft skills.
May 9, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
Managing Millennials: Regular One-on-One Meetings Are the Key
The basics of strong one-on-ones are just as important for Millennial employees!
May 7, 2016

The Street
What Employers Can Do to Get the Best out of Millennial Employees
What can organizations learn from the US military to get the best from Millennials?
May 6, 2016

BIC Alliance Magazine
Transformation in the Very Nature of Employment
The last in my 3-part series on how the generational shift is transforming work for everyone.
May 6, 2016

Smart Business
How to Conduct the Ideal Exit Interview for Millennials
Millennial turnover is high – so how can you make the most of their exit interviews?
May 3, 2016

HR Studio Podcast
Ep. 4 – The Needle in the Haystack and the Couch, with Bruce Tulgan (Audio)
I talk Millennials and the importance of the “needle in the haystack” on HR Studio.
May 2, 2016

Get Abstract
Bridging the Soft Skills Gap – featured Editor’s Pick!
My book, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, featured on Get Abstract as an editor’s pick.
May 2, 2016



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